Victorian Naturalist 49: 195, t.14 (1932) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)
Flowering stem slender to stout, 30–60 cm tall. Leaf-blade 10–25 cm long, 3–6 mm diam. at base, apex suberect, senescent at flowering time. Flowers 30–50, green to greenish brown, pink or mauve, fragrant, in a crowded spike 10–15 cm long; ovary obovoid, 4–6 mm long; sepals 8–11 mm long, dorsal sepal ovate-lanceolate, lateral sepals usually fused for much of their length, linear-lanceolate, recurved, parallel; petals linear-oblong, 7–9 mm long. Labellum subsessile, porrect, 6–8 mm long, recurved at about right angles near middle, lamina usually pink or white, margins irregular; callus plate prominently raised, greenish, wrinkled, broad at base then tapered, extending almost to the labellum apex. Column appendages linear, c. 2 mm long. Flowers Nov.–Dec.
CVU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, OtP, SnM, VVP, WPro, Wim. Also NSW. Occurs in hill country woodlands and open forests on well-drained clay loams.
The distribution of this species is poorly known due to confusion with several closely related species.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|